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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Well, we have 8" to 16" of snow coming tomorrow night through Monday. I've been eye balling a big rock oak that leaned towards the swamp behind the house,and I decided to cut it down today since the swamp is frozen now. I plowed the snow off of the ice and dropped the tree. The tree is as dry as a bone and hard as a rock. I can't believe how much wood I'm getting out of this tree and I plan on getting the rest cut up and hauled out tomorrow before the snow flies. The 50 year old Allis made a bunch of trips today without a problem. With enough weight and tire chains, this tractor has no trouble in the five inches of snow in the woods. I'm looking forward to another day in the woods tomorrow and plowing snow on Monday.
The mice made a nice little nest in the blower housing of my '64 landlord, so the engine has to come out. It really ticks me off since I just rebuilt the engine and now I have to dig back into it. This time I'll be riveting 1/4" screen over any opening that the little bast@rds can get in.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 08:53 PM

That's a nice original!!!
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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:02 PM

nothing better than free heat.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:05 PM

Thanks. There are parts from three different Big Tens on this tractor. It has a great running 16hp Briggs on it now that someone installed on the Big Ten that it came from. I replaced some of the gaskets and the crankshaft seals and painted the engine with Vaslpar Cub Cadet yellow. The grill and headlights came from Ebay and the light bar was made by Petrj6 here on the forums. The light bar fit perfectly and the lights shine exactly where they should. This is what this Big Ten looked like when I bought it last summer.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:12 PM

is that a red oak?


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Great looking rig.  Thanks for taking us along!


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:20 PM

The tree is a rock oak, I think. The bark that's left on it is thick and real coarse, unlike the many big red oak trees in the surrounding area.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:24 PM

You're welcome MH81. It's fun to be out there using the tractor after all of the work I put into it. The best thing about cutting firewood this time of year is that it heats twice! This was the engine doner and the original 10hp will get rebuilt for my Big Ten resto project. I posted these pics a while back in another thread.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:27 PM

That's a great looking tractor!  I'm starting to really like those little Allis tractors.  I love my B10 and I want to get my B12 with hi/lo running this year.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:29 PM

You're welcome MH81. It's fun to be out there using the tractor after all of the work I put into it. The best thing about cutting firewood this time of year is that it heats twice!

 

And frozen wood splits so much easier. Great job with the Big 10 !! :thumbs:


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Very nice set up you have there , the tree in the second pic were the chain saw sits.. that's what 20 to 24 inch .? ya your going to get a &&%@!!&** wood .... need a wood spliter to hook on to the wood trailer.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:38 PM

The spring trip plows on these Allis/Simplicity tractors work really well. I plowed with my Sears Suburban last year and there is no comparison. The Big Ten plow is more rigid and lifts much higher, so I don't have to remove it when heading for the woods.
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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:40 PM

nothing better than free heat.

Its a nice thought but if you have ever cut down,cut up,split hauled,then burned the wood....it ain't free. :smilewink:


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:43 PM

Nice tractor and a lot of wood but PLEASE keep the snow up there. :wave:

 

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:45 PM

but fun.


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